On June 4, 2021, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, ROSATOM, KAMAZ (Russian vehicles manufacturer) and Rosseti (Russian national electric grids company) signed an agreement on development of a comprehensive solution for electric transport, charging infrastructure and their maintenance in Russian regions and municipalities.
The initiative is aimed at broader application of environment-friendly transport in Russia. The participants will set up a special project group to coordinate the work. RENERA Ltd. (an enterprise of Fuel Company of ROSATOM TVEL, the sectoral integrator in energy accumulation systems), which is the developer and producer of Russian storage batteries for electric transport, will be responsible for task solving on the part of ROSATOM.
“The development of Russian storage batteries production for electro-buses and electric vehicles is one of priority areas of ROSATOM’s new businesses. The joining of our efforts is an important step along the path of Russian electric transport development. It is a roomy and promising market where it is important to change for environment-friendly machinery by convenient and affordable way for all regions of Russia,” said Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Director General and Director for Development and International Business of ROSATOM.
“KAMAZ has science and technology competences and proven experience in development and production of electric transport, its operation and servicing. Production of broad model range electrically driven transport is one of strategic areas of the company development, and we are happy to join efforts with technological leaders. Our common goal is to broaden the application of environment-safe transport in the country: development of electric transport of different classes, as well as arranging for convenient and affordable recharging infrastructure for these cars. I am sure that the long-term and stable joint work will bring a weighty result in short time,” General Director of PJSC KAMAZ Sergei Kogogin commented.
“Environment-friendly transport plays an important role in creation of comfortable life for urban environment. For ROSSETI, this means new problems and opportunities related to development of recharging infrastructure. We actively cooperate with Moscow. Only in 2020 we started more than 50 ulrafast recharging stations for electro-buses in the capital. We hope that the agreement signed today with the leaders in electric transport and its component parts production will allow for scaling this experience,” Konstantin Mikhailik, Deputy General Director for Digital Transformation of PJSC ROSSETI, noted.
The parties are interested in the development and enhancement of the cooperation on a long-term and stable basis and plan to join efforts to broaden the use of electric transport in Russia, including aiming at reducing negative impact of transport on the environment.
RENERA LLC (part of the Fuel Company of Rosatom "TVEL") is an actively developing industry integrator of ROSATOM in the direction of energy storage systems. The company's products include lithium-ion batteries for electric transport, logistics machinery as well as solutions for uninterrupted power supply, peak-shaving in power grids and energy storages for hybrid systems. RENERA’s own R&D center allows it to develop unique solutions for individual customer requirements along with standardized products.